About the Book
Book: Dark Water
Author: Christy Barritt
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: January 28, 2020
A FORMER NAVY SEAL HAUNTED BY HIS PAST
Colton Locke can’t forget the black op that went terribly wrong. Desperate for a new start, he moves to Lantern Beach, North Carolina, and forms Blackout, a private security firm. Despite his hero status, he can’t erase the mistakes he’s made.
A WIDOW WITH SECRETS
For the past year, Elise Oliver hasn’t been able to shake the feeling that there’s more to her husband’s death than she was told. When she finds a hidden box of his personal possessions, more questions—and suspicions—arise. The only person she trusts to help her is her husband’s best friend, Colton Locke.
THE FIGHT FOR JUSTICE
Someone wants Elise dead. Is it because she knows too much? Or is it to keep her from finding the truth? The Blackout team must uncover dark secrets hiding beneath seemingly still waters. But those very secrets might just tear the team apart.
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In My Opinion
While this is the first book in Christy Barritt’s Lantern Beach Blackout Series, it is loosely tied to two other series set in the Lantern Beach universe. You can easily pick up Dark Water and enjoy your reading experience but starting with the other books (especially Cassidy’s story) will kick that experience up to a level or ten.
However, I will admit I’ve not yet read all of the Lantern Beach PD series and still enjoyed this one. I especially liked that Cassidy and Ty have a pretty significant role in Dark Water. In fact, even though she’s not the hero or heroine of this book, we get to peek inside Cassidy’s head for a chapter or two.
This book starts out intense and at first, I felt like I was coming in during the middle of something. Elise grew on me as the story continued. Her strength and compassion shine through when it counts.
Colton, an ex-Navy seal, is protective and in charge. And he has a thing for his best friend’s widow which he’s just not sure what to do about.
In Barritt’s usual style, Dark Water grips readers and pulls them along for the intense, fast-paced ride that definitely keeps you guessing about the culprit. And it introduces you to the rest of the Blackout team, setting the stage for the coming books in the series.
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About the Author
USA Today has called Christy Barritt’s books “scary, funny, passionate, and quirky.”
A Publishers Weekly best-seller, Christy writes both mystery and romantic suspense novels that are clean with underlying messages of faith. Her books have sold more than two million copies, and two are currently being developed as movies.
Christy’s books have won the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Suspense and Mystery, have been twice nominated for the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, and have finaled for both a Carol Award and Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year.
She’s married to her prince charming, a man who thinks she’s hilarious–but only when she’s not trying to be. Christy’s a self-proclaimed klutz, an avid music lover who’s known for spontaneously bursting into song, and a road trip aficionado.
Christy currently splits her time between the Virginia suburbs and Hatteras Island, North Carolina. She loves spending time with her husband, her two sons, and her four dogs.
For more information, visit her website: www.christybarritt.com.
More from Christy
Dark Water is the fourth series in the Lantern Beach Universe. When I created the fictional island of Lantern Beach, NC, I had no idea how popular it would be. I’ve fallen in love with the people there, and they feel more like friends than fictional characters.
Dark Water is about a group of former Navy SEALs who band together to former an elite private security firm. But they all share secrets, as well as guilt over the death of their SEAL leader. In order to move on, they must find answers.
I introduced Colton Locke in the last book of the Lantern Beach PD series—Plan of Action. I knew he needed his own book and that I wanted to develop his character more. That turned into a four-book series featuring Colton and three of his friends. Blackout contains suspense, mystery, and romance—all of my favorite things!
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Melissa Andres says
Sounds interesting! Christy Barritt is a new-to-me author, so I’d probably want to go back and read her books from the beginning. Thanks for the review!
Suzie Waltner says
She’s great and she writes fast so you’ll have a ton of books to choose from 🙂
Thanks for sharing your thoughts about the book. I love reading her books.
Suzie Waltner says
They’re great but I’ve got some catching up to do 🙂
This sounds intense! I haven’t read any of her books yet.
Suzie Waltner says
You should definitely pick one up. This series is intense but her Joey Darling series has some great humor as well as plenty of pop culture references in it too.
James Robert says
I appreciate getting to read about your book. With sisters and daughters who love to read, this helps so thank you.
Dianne Casey says
New author to me. Sounds like a book I would love to read.
New author to me but have been wanting to read her books. Thanks for hosting!
I have hear this authors name, but never read anything by her… looks good!